The president called the country they came from a ‘shithole’ and removed protected status for some. There is fear – but also a determination to forgive
Rony Ponthieux hasn’t had too much time to be angry about Donald Trump calling Haiti a “shithole”. As a nurse working the night shift at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, he’s too busy saving lives.
Jean Monestime, the first Haitian American elected to the Miami-Dade county commission, is insulted: in response to the Oval Office outburst that drew worldwide condemnation, she calls Trump a liar, a racist and a bigot.